(Closed) Remove boning?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

can you share a photo with us? it’ll help to see it.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Usually removing the boning will alter the integrity of the dress.  I would recommend you have a seamstress look at it and see if this is an option or not before you just remove the boning

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

it seems like the boning is built for someone… not as “perky” as you… like the shape is lower than it needs to be. I know absolutely nothing about how to remove boning but I agree with your concern.. I think the band would look much better if the boning was fixed somehow… gee, my mom used to be a seemstress i’m gonna call her!

*ring ring*

she said, that boning is “threaded” through a seem pocket little thing… Sooo, if you take the boning out you can always put it back in!!! “as long as you can take it out in one peice you should be able to put it back in one peice!”

good luck!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had a dress one time that had boning as well, and I removed it because I too didn’t like it. I attached a pic of me in it so you can kind of see what it looked like after removing the boning (basically just a normal dress!)

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

When I see the second picture you posted I think it looks great and it really flatters you. i can’t really tell where the boning is, but I think that if you are unhappy then you should talk to your seamstress about other options for support. Usually boning is pretty easy to remove.. you should be able to take your dress and separate the layers on the inside and see where the boning is put in. From the second picture the waist part looks good, but the other two pictures are at a closer angle so it’s hard to tell. Do you have a full length picture of yourself in the dress?

 

good luck!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

are you worried about the extra fabric/flappy look across the lower bust?

Does the boning run up the side seams? Do 2 or 4 seams have boning in them?

The dress looks too small for your bust to me, or like you’re not wearing the proper bra under it. -the puckering across the center bust where the boning is-

No, you know what, when I look again, it looks like when the waist band was taken in, the fabric was not sewn flat – or not properly. Has your seamstress seen you in this?! The fabric needs to be taken in at the waist band (like, pulled down in the middle and smoothed out). I think that would help the gaping problem.

I’m afraid with a bust line like yours, removing the boning would cause the dress to sag – the boning is what gives it its shape and helps it stay up, instead of letting gravity and your breasts pull it down.

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